Published by: Big Finish Productions
Starring: Nicholas Young as John
Released: November 2004
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Water Oakley is a village that holds a terrible secret.
Twenty years ago Clare Jones vanished whilst walking with her boyfriend in Coles Wood. Her body was never found and her lover was driven to the edge of madness. Today, questions are still unanswered.
Was Clare killed by human hand or taken by the angels that Stalk Water Oakley? And what has her disappearance have to do with the ancient legend of the Warlock’s Dance?
As a cold wind of pure evil blows through the fragile community something is stirring in the woods. Is it time for the dance to begin again?
- The original working title of the play was The Warlock’s Ring.
- The village of Water Oakley is named after the location of Bray Studio, where many of my favourite Hammer Horror films were made.
- This was the first audio to feature Trevor Littledale as the super computer TIM after the original actor, Philip Gilbert passed away.
- This was my second attempt at pitching a Tomorrow People audio. The previous pitch featured a new Tomorrow Person caught in a kidnapping plot. Unfortunately, it was too similar to another audio that was in the works.
My original script for The Warlock’s Dance was far too long. A lot of scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.
Here are some of the scene’s that faced the knife…
1. Rex’s ghostly visitor
Before the TP’s arrive in the village we realise he’s a haunted man. This would have been a nice atmospheric touch but hardly necessary.
2. Paul in the graveyard
Nigel said he was sorry to seen this little scene go as it gave Paul a chance to shine. I was sad too.
While this scene was a bit of a story reminder and therefore easy to lose, I did like the banter between the Tomorrow People.
4. Maggie’s ghost
This was the scene I was most upset to see go. It was always supposed to be Maggie’s last hurrah and a nice spooky end to one of my favourite characters. It also explained how the Halcalan’s persuaded the villagers to join the dance.
Writing for the Procurer was one my favourite memories of the writing the play. He was such a nasty piece of work. Here are some more scenes with Paul and the Procurer plus John and Elena discover the fate of the village